Netherlands

 

Map of the NetherlandsFlag of the Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the Christian era, the country we now call the Netherlands was inhabited by Germanic and Celtic tribes. Until the early 5th century, the area south of the Rhine was part of the Roman Empire. Throughout the Middle Ages, the Netherlands consisted of many separate feudal entities, which were eventually united, under Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), with the rest of the "Low Countries" (present-day Belgium and Luxembourg) as part of the Holy Roman Empire.

 

But under Charles V's son, King Philip II of Spain, there was widespread resentment at restrictions on religious freedom and the King's absolutist aspirations. So in 1568, some of the northern Dutch provinces revolted under Prince William of Orange, starting what the Dutch call the Eighty Years' War. The war ended in 1648 with the Peace of Westphalia, which recognised the Republic of the United Provinces (the seven sovereign provinces of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland, Groningen, Overijssel and Gelderland) as an independent state. The republican form of government retained one remnant of feudalism in the powerful position of Stadholder (provincial governor), held in Holland by the descendants of William of Orange.

 

During the 17th century, also called the 'Golden Age', the Republic became increasingly prosperous, thanks largely to the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The VOC, established in 1602 to coordinate shipping and trade with Southeast Asia, was for a long time the largest commercial enterprise in the world. It could even be described as the world's first multinational. The VOC was active along the coasts of Africa and Asia, with bases in present-day Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Around the same time, the Dutch West India Company (WIC) was trading with West Africa and the Americas, and from 1625 to 1664 it administered New Amsterdam, which later became New York. Conflicting trading interests led to several wars with England, but the ties with that country were close. Stadholder William II and his son William III both married English princesses, and in 1689, William III was asked by the English Parliament to accept the English crown.

 

The French Revolution signalled the end of the Republic of the United Provinces. In 1795, it was invaded and occupied by French revolutionary forces, who turned it into a vassal state named the Batavian Republic. In 1806 Napoleon installed his brother Louis Napoleon as king of what now came to be called the Kingdom of Holland. Four years later, France again annexed the whole of the Netherlands. Louis Napoleon proclaimed Amsterdam as the capital.

 

In 1813, the French Empire collapsed, and the Low Countries regained their independence. In the northern Netherlands, there was a power struggle between monarchists and republicans, which was won by the latter. Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau and the son of the last Stadholder, returned from exile in England. The government moved to The Hague, although Amsterdam remained the official capital. And instead of returning to the old Republic's system of sovereign provinces, the newly independent state retained the unitary structure introduced by the French.

 

In 1815, the northern and southern Netherlands – today's Netherlands and Belgium – were combined to form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Willem Frederik became King William I. This marked the introduction of the Dutch hereditary monarchy.

 

In 1830, the southern Netherlands seceded from the Kingdom to form the independent state of Belgium. William I acquiesced and abdicated in 1839. Belgian secession gave the Netherlands its present-day borders.

 

William I was succeeded by William II and William III. But the male line of succession – and with it the personal union with Luxembourg – ended in 1890, when Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962) came to the throne. Her mother, Queen Emma, acted as regent until 1898, when the young Wilhelmina turned 18 and was able to assume the monarch's duties.

 

The constitution was radically revised in 1848, making ministers accountable to an elected parliament rather than to the King. The new constitution was the basis for a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system.

 

During the First World War (1914-1918), the Netherlands remained neutral. It continued to pursue a policy of strict neutrality until the Second World War, but was nevertheless invaded by Germany in May 1940 and occupied for five years.

 

Queen Wilhelmina left the Netherlands and spent the war years in England, playing a vital role as the symbol of resistance against the occupying forces. She abdicated in 1948, after a reign of 50 years, in favour of her daughter Juliana. Queen Juliana abdicated in turn on 30 April 1980 to be succeeded by her eldest daughter, the present Queen Beatrix.

 

The Netherlands was a major colonial power until the Second World War, but after 1945 its colonies quickly became independent. Indonesia severed all its constitutional links with the Netherlands in 1949. Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean became equal partners with the Netherlands in 1954 under the Charter for the Kingdom, which made the Netherlands responsible for foreign affairs and defence on behalf of its former colonies.

 

On 25 November 1975, Suriname became an independent republic. And on 1 January 1986, Aruba – until then part of the Netherlands Antilles together with Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten – acquired separate status within the Kingdom, making it an equal partner in the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands itself.

 

 

Capital:                        Amsterdam

Government:                constitutional monarchy

Area:                            41.526 km²

Population:                   16.491.461 (July 2006)

Currency:                      Euro (100 cents), before 2002: Netherlands guilder (100 cents)

Internet TLD:                .nl

Dialling code:                +31

 

Member of:                   United Nations and all specialized organizations

 

 

For more stamps see:

Aruba

International Court of Justice

Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands New Guinea

Surinam

 

 

 

Links

 

Netherlands in Wikipedia.

Flag of the Netherlands in Flags of the World.

The website of the Philatelic Service (Dutch only).

Country description from the BBC.

Country description from the CIA.

Official website of the government of the Netherlands (in Dutch).

Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations.

 

 

 

Stamp catalogue

 

UPU 75th anniversary

date:                       1 October 1949

designer:                 M.C. Escher

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              11¾:12¼

 

1     10 ct                 globe, post horns, text "WERELDPOSTVERENIGING / 1874 1949"

                               lake

                               (cat. Michel 544/NVPH 542/SG 706/Yvert 528)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

2     20 ct                 globe, post horns, text "WERELDPOSTVERENIGING / 1874 1949"

                               dark blue

                               (cat. Michel 545/NVPH 543/SG 707/Yvert 529)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Albert Plesman

date:                       23 August 1954

designer:                 Prof. G.V.A. Röling

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12½:12

remark:                   part of a series of two stamps

 

3     10 ct + 4           portrait, text "JEUGD EN LUCHTVAART / DR A PLESMAN STICHTER NAT LUCHTVAARTFONDS"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 645/NVPH 648/SG 803/Yvert 625)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

World Refugee Year

date:                       7 April 1960

designer:                 Chr. de Moor

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

 

4     12 c + 8            grieving women sitting on suitcases, WRY emblem, text "VLUCHTELINGENHULP"

                               purple brown

                               (cat. Michel 744/NVPH 736/SG 891/Yvert 717)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

5     30 c + 10           grieving women sitting on suitcases, WRY emblem, text "VLUCHTELINGENHULP"

                               dark green

                               (cat. Michel 745/NVPH 737/SG 892/Yvert 718)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Freedom from Hunger Campaign

date:                       21 March 1963

designer:                 Chr. de Moor

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾

 

6     12 c                  wheat, globe, text "NAAR EEN / WERELD VRIJ VAN / HONGER"

                               brown, blue

                               (cat. Michel 791/NVPH 784/SG 945/Yvert 767)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

7     30 c                  wheat, globe, text "NAAR EEN / WERELD VRIJ VAN / HONGER"

                               yellow, red

                               (cat. Michel 792/NVPH 785/SG 946/Yvert 768)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Paris Postal Conference Centenary

date:                       7 May 1963

designer:                 Wim Crouwel

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

 

8     30 cent             circle, text "100 / JAAR / INTERNATIONAAL / POSTAAL OVERLEG / 1863/1963"

                               green, blue, black

                               (cat. Michel 799/NVPH 791/SG 952/Yvert 774)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

ITU Centenary

date:                       17 May 1965

designer:                 G. Wernars

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾

 

9     20 c                  ITU emblem, arrows, text "1865-1965 / INTERNATIONALE TELECOMMUNICATIE UNIE"

                               drab, blue

                               (cat. Michel 840/NVPH 840/SG 992/Yvert 814)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

10    40 c                  ITU emblem, arrows, text "1865-1965 / INTERNATIONALE TELECOMMUNICATIE UNIE"

                               blue, brown

                               (cat. Michel 841/NVPH 841/SG 993/Yvert 815)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

ILO 50th anniversary

date:                       25 February 1969

designer:                 Jurriaan Schrofer

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾

 

11    25 c                  text "IAO" made up from the text "1919 internationale arbeidsorganisatie 1969"

                               red, black

                               (cat. Michel 912/NVPH 918/SG 1067/Yvert 886)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

12    45 c                  text "IAO" made up from the text "1919 internationale arbeidsorganisatie 1969"

                               blue, black

                               (cat. Michel 913/NVPH 919/SG 1068/Yvert 887)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 25th anniversary

date:                       23 June 1970

designer:                 Ben Bos

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

remark:                   part of a series of two stamps

 

13    45 c                  globe on a pedestal, text "25 / JAAR / UNO"

                               blue, violet, black

                               (cat. Michel 947/NVPH 974/SG 1115/Yvert 917)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Prince Bernhard

date:                       29 June 1971

designer:                 Pieter Brattinga

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

remark:                   part of a series of four stamps

 

14    25 ct                 portrait, airplanes, signature, globe

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 967/NVPH 994/SG 1135/Yvert 936)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Save Borobudur

date:                       29 June 1971

designer:                 Suwondo Sudewo, Tel Design Associated, Jap Keng Guan (photo)

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:14

remark:                   part of a series of four stamps

 

15    45 ct + 20         part of Borobudur temple, text "STICHTING / BEHOUD / BOROBUDUR"

                               purple, black, yellow

                               (cat. Michel 968/NVPH 995/SG 1136/Yvert 937)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

WMO Centenary

date:                       31 July 1973

designer:                 Jan Boterman

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾

remark:                   part of a series of four stamps

 

16    50 c                  rainbow, scales, text "100 JR SAMENWERKING METEOROLOGIE"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1016/NVPH 1035/SG 1176/Yvert 987)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

UPU Centenary

date:                       9 October 1974

designer:                 Tel Design Associated

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

 

17    60 ct                 hands passing letters, text "100 JAAR / WERELDPOSTVERENIGING"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1038/NVPH 1058/SG 1199/Yvert 1009)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

International Women's Year

date:                       29 July 1975

designer:                 Ans Bockting-van Genderen

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

remark:                   part of a series of two stamps

 

18    35 c                  playing card with a woman and a man, text "JAAR VAN DE VROUW"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1055/NVPH 1075/SG 1216/Yvert 1026)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

World Health Day 1978 - Down with high blood pressure

date:                       22 August 1978

designer:                 Jaap Drupsteen

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:14

remark:                   part of a series of three stamps

 

19    45 c                  emblem (heart with torch), clouds, text "omlaag / met hoge / bloeddruk"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1124/NVPH 1162/SG 1298/Yvert 1095)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Queen Juliana

date:                       13 March 1979

designer:                 Otto Treumann

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              -

 

20    55 c                  portraits, Dutch flag, text "JULIANA 70"

                               gold, black, red, blue

                               (cat. Michel 1135/NVPH 1174/SG 1310/Yvert 1106)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of the Child

date:                       13 November 1979

designer:                 Willem Diepraam (photos), Jan van Toorn

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾ (19 and 20), 12¾:14 (21 and 22)

size souv. sh.:         144 x 75 mm

 

21    40 + 20 ct         sleeping girl ('right to love and protection')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1147/NVPH 1186/SG 1322/Yvert 1118)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

22    45 + 20 ct         baby ('right to medical care')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1148/NVPH 1187/SG 1323/Yvert 1119)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

23    55 + 20 ct         boy ('right to food')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1149/NVPH 1188/SG 1324/Yvert 1120)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

24    75 + 25 ct         school children ('right to education')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1150/NVPH 1187/SG 1325/Yvert 1121)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

25                           souvenir sheet with six stamps (2 x 40 + 20 ct, 2 x 45 + 20 ct and 2 x 55 + 20 c), IYC emblem,

                               text "internationaal jaar van het kind 1979"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 20/NVPH 1190/SG MS 1326/Yvert BF 20)

 

Netherlands - souvenir sheet as described above

 

 

International Year of Disabled Persons

date:                       10 November 1981

designer:                 S. Stolk

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14:12¾ (24 and 27), 12¾:14 (25 and 26)

size souv. sh.:         144 x 76 mm

 

26    45 + 25 c           girl and door opening ('integration into society')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1193/NVPH 1232/SG 1369/Yvert 1163)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

27    55 + 20 c           family ('integration into the family')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1194/NVPH 1233/SG 1370/Yvert 1164)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

28    60 + 25 c           girl with bandage('immunization against polio')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1195/NVPH 1234/SG 1371/Yvert 1165)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

29    65 + 30 c           three children ('integration amongst friends')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1196/NVPH 1235/SG 1372/Yvert 1166)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

30                           souvenir sheet with five stamps (3 x 45 + 25 ct and 2 x 65 + 30 ct) and label (text "kinderzegels op

                               al uw post! / op al uw post kinderzegels! / kinderzegels op al uw post!"), IYDP emblem,

                               text "internationaal jaar van gehandicapten 1981"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 23/NVPH 1236/SG MS 1373/Yvert BF 23)

 

Netherlands - souvenir sheet as described above

 

 

World Communications Year

date:                       17 May 1983

designer:                 Jaap Drupsteen

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:13¼

 

31    50 c                  page from a newspaper, cup of coffee (75 years of the Netherlands Newspaper Publishers' Association)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1232/NVPH 1285/SG 1420/Yvert 1202)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

32    70 c                  European communications satellite ECS, earth, European flags

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1233/NVPH 1286/SG 1421/Yvert 1203)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Shelter for the Homeless

date:                       10 February 1987

designer:                 Rik Comello

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

remark:                   part of a series of two stamps

 

33    65 c                  two heads, modern apartment building, shanty, text "jaar van de daklozen"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1311/NVPH 1368/SG 1499/Yvert 1281)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

date:                       8 November 1989

designer:                 Anthon Beeke

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾ (stamps), 14:12¾ (souvenir sheet)

size souv. sh.:         150 x 72 mm

 

34    55 + 25 cent      heart, roof ('the right to housing'), text "De rechten van het kind 1989" and preamble of

                               the Convention in Dutch

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1371A/NVPH 1435/SG 1562/Yvert 1341)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

35    65 + 35 cent      bread, knife and fork ('the right to food'), text "De rechten van het kind 1989" and preamble of

                               the Convention in Dutch

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1372A/NVPH 1436/SG 1563/Yvert 1342)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

36    75 + 35 cent      words 'Lezen' (to read) and 'schrijven' (to write) ('the right to education'), text "De rechten van het

                               kind 1989" and preamble of the Convention in Dutch

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1373A/NVPH 1437/SG 1564/Yvert 1343)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

37                           souvenir sheet with five stamps (1 x 55 + 25 cent, 2 x  65 + 35 cent and 2 x 75 + 35 cent), text

                               "de rechten / van het kind" and "KINDER POSTZEGEL / AKTIE 1989"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 33/NVPH 1438/SG MS 1565/Yvert BF 33)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 50th anniversary

date:                       3 May 1995

designer:                 Jan Bons

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12¾:13¼

remark:                   part of a series of three stamps

 

38    80 c                  number '50', text "één / wereld / vijftig jaar / verenigde / naties" (one world, fifty years, united

                               nations)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1545/NVPH 1645/SG 1765/Yvert 1509)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Jan Tinbergen

date:                       26 September 1995

designer:                 Harry N. Sierman

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾

remark:                   part of a series of three stamps

 

39    80 c                  portrait, text "J. Tinbergen Nobelprijs economie 1969"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1555/NVPH 1655/SG 1775/Yvert 1519)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

UNICEF 50th anniversary

date:                       3 September 1996

designer:                 Rineke Dijkstra, Willem van Zoetendaal (graphic lay-out)

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12¾:13¼

 

40    70 c                  school children from Ghana, text "UNICEF 1946/96"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1590/NVPH 1690/SG 1810/Yvert 1554)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

41    80 c                  girl from Ghana, text "UNICEF 1946/96"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1591/NVPH 1691/SG 1811/Yvert 1555)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th anniversary

date:                       17 March 1998

designer:                 Klaas van der Veen

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13:12¾

remark:                   issued in a series of three stamps, printed in strips of three

 

42    80 c                  child on a swing in an asylum seekers' centre, text "universele / verklaring / rechten van / de mens"

                               and "kostbaar en kwetsbaar" (precious and vulnerable)

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1590/NVPH 1690/SG 1875/Yvert 1625)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Older Persons

date:                       13 April 1999

designer:                 Vanessa van Dam, Patrick Mc Mull (photo 43)

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾

size souv. sh.:         144 x 75 mm

 

43    80 + 40 c           elderly woman, text "OUDERENZEGELS 1999"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1713/NVPH 1818/SG 1938/Yvert 1686)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

44    80 + 40 c           elderly black man, text "OUDERENZEGELS 1999"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1714/NVPH 1819/SG 1939/Yvert 1687)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

45    80 + 40 c           elderly white man, text "OUDERENZEGELS 1999"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1715/NVPH 1820/SG 1940/Yvert 1688)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

46                           souvenir sheet with six stamps (2 x nr. 41, 2 x nr. 42, 2 x nr. 43), text

                               "1999 / OUDEREN / POSTZEGELS / INTERNATIONAAL JAAR / VAN DE OUDEREN"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 59/NVPH 1821/SG MS 1941/Yvert BF 59)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       10 October 2000

designer:                 Pieter Brattinga, Eric Coppenhagen

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾

size souv. sh.:         108 x 50 mm

 

47                           souvenir sheet, portrait of Leeghwater, postmarks, map of the Beemster Polder, text "JAN ADRIAENZ.

                               LEEGHWATER - BEEMSTER WERELDERFGOED 2000 / AMPHILEX 2002 - RAI AMSTERDAM /

                               INTERNATIONAL STAMP SHOW / 30 AUGUST - 3 SEPTEMBER 2002 / AMPHILEX 2002 - RAI

                               AMSTERDAM / INTERNATIONALE POSTZEGELBEURS / 30 AUGUSTUS - 3 SEPTEMBER 2002 /

                               150 JAAR POSTZEGELS IN NEDERLAND / 150 YEARS OF STAMPS IN THE NETHERLANDS"

       80 c                  canal boat

       80 c                  mail carriage

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 66/NVPH 1926/SG MS 2054/Yvert BF 66)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Volunteers

date:                       3 April 2001

designer:                 Floor Koomen (photos: Maarten Schaik)

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾

size souv. sh.:         108 x 50 mm

 

48                           souvenir sheet, text "Internationaal Jaar van Vrijwilligers 2001", "Ruim 25% van / de Nederlanders

                               / is vrijwilliger" and "Belangrijke / sectoren zijn: / cultuur / zorg / sport / levensbeschouwing /

                               natuur & milieu / onderwijs", IYV emblem

       80 c                  voluntary fire fighters, text "Internationaal Jaar van Vrijwilligers 2001" and "belangeloos"

       80 c                  voluntary animal protection , text "Internationaal Jaar van Vrijwilligers 2001" and "belangrijk"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel Block 69/NVPH 1968/SG MS 2096/Yvert BF 68)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Nelson Mandela

date:                       18 July 2003

designer:                 Irma Boom

printer:                    De la Rue & Co., London (Questa Colour Security Printers, London)

perforated:              14½:14¾

remark:                   printed in sheets of 10 stamps (5 pairs)

 

49    € 0,39               portrait, child, text "NELSON / MANDELA / 85 JAAR"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2136/NVPH 2196/SG 2319/Yvert 2060)

 

50    € 0,39               children, text "NELSON MANDELA / CHILDREN'S FUND"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2137/NVPH 2197/SG 2320/Yvert 2061)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

UNICEF / World Food Programme

date:                       25 November 2004

designer:                 Eat

printer:                    Walsall Security Printers, Walsall

perforated:              -

remark:                   printed in sheets of 20 stamps (2 x 10 different self adhesive stamps)

 

51    € 0,29 + 0,10    mother and child, text "UNICEF"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2258/NVPH 2310/SG 2405/Yvert 2183)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

52    € 0,29 + 0,10    girl feeding her small brother, text "WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2263/NVPH 2315/SG 2410/Yvert 2188)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

UNICEF / World Food Programme

date:                       24 November 2005

designer:                 Arjan Groot, in collaboration with Julia Müller

printer:                    Walsall Security Printers, Walsall

perforated:              -

remark:                   printed in sheets of 20 stamps (2 x 10 different stamps)

 

53                           sheet with 20 self adhesive stamps (€ 0,29 + 0,10 each) in 10 different designs (works of art depicting

                               scenes from the birth of Christ from Catharijneconvent Museum, Utrecht), the proceeds of the surcharge

                               go to 10 charities, including UNICEF and World Food Programme

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2359-2368/NVPH 2381-2390/SG 2490-2499/Yvert 2272-2281)

 

Netherlands - sheet as described above

 

 

UNICEF / World Food Programme / Amnesty International

date:                       23 November 2006

designer:                 Joseph Plateau design agency

printer:                    Walsall Security Printers, Walsall

perforated:              -

remark:                   printed in sheets of 20 stamps (2 x 10 different stamps)

 

54                           sheet with 20 self adhesive stamps (€ 0,29 + 0,10 each) in 10 different designs (children as angels with

                               Christmas decorations), the proceeds of the surcharge go to 10 charities, including UNICEF and World

                               Food Programme

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2450-2459/NVPH 2456-2465/SG 2554-2563/Yvert 2374-2383)

 

Netherlands - sheet as described above

 

 

International Year of Astronomy

date:                       7 April 2009

designer:                 Joost Grootens, Amsterdam

printer:                    Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              14½:14½

remark:                   printed in sheets of 10 stamps (5 pairs, text "EUROPAPOSTZEGELS / NEDERLANDSE / STERRENKUNDE"

                               and size of lens (57 mm) and LOFAR (1000 km)); stamps have a separate Priority label

 

55    0,77 €               lens from the telescope of Christiaan Huygens, sketch by Huygens of Saturn and Titan, Europa

                               emblem, text "Lens van Huygens"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2652/NVPH /SG )

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

56    0,77 €               map of Europe with locations of LOFAR radio telescope, Europa emblem, text "LOFAR radiotelescoop"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2651/NVPH /SG )

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

 

 

League of Nations Stamp catalogue

 

Hendrik Lorentz

date:                       10 December 1928

designer:                 Jan Sluyters

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              12 and 12:12½

remark:                   part of a series of four stamps; the surcharge is not indicated on the stamp

 

1     7½ (+ 2½)         portrait, text "H.A. LORENTZ / 1853 1928 / VOOR HET KIND"

                               red

                               (cat. Michel 220/NVPH 222/SG 375a/Yvert 217)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Peace stamp

date:                       18 May 1933

designer:                 P.A.H. Hofman

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12½

 

2     12½ ct              dove, sword, star "shining over the world"

                               ultramarine

                               (cat. Michel 261/NVPH 256/SG 412/Yvert 253)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Johan Huizinga

date:                       1 May 1954

designer:                 Sierk Schröder

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              12½:12

remark:                   part of a series of five stamps

 

3     10 ct + 5           portrait, text "J. HUIZINGA 1872 / 1945"

                               green

                               (cat. Michel 639/NVPH 644/SG 799/Yvert 621)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

Jan Tinbergen

date:                       26 September 1995

designer:                 Harry N. Sierman

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              13¼:12¾

remark:                   part of a series of three stamps

 

4     80 c                  portrait, text "J. Tinbergen Nobelprijs economie 1969"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1555/NVPH 1655/SG 1775/Yvert 1518)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

 

 

The Hague Peace Conference Stamp catalogue

 

Tobias Asser

date:                       3 September 1991

designer:                 Monica Waalwijk de Carvalho

printer:                    Johan Enschede en Zonen

perforated:              14:12¾

remark:                   part of a series of three stamps

 

1     80 c                  portrait, text "T.M.C. ASSER / VREDE / NOBELPRIJSWINNAAR 1911"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1420/NVPH 1480/SG 1623/Yvert 1384)

 

Netherlands - stamp as described above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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